i+m NATURKOSMETIK BERLIN was founded in 1978 and has become one of Germany’s most well-established natural cosmetics brands. Founder Inge Stamm numbers among the most experienced natural cosmetics creators in Germany. In 1978, Inge Stamm developed and produced the first i+m skincare products as an alternative to the other cosmetics on the market at the time; she used natural raw ingredients and no secondary packaging.
In 1978, those choosing to lead an environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle were still exceptions, and finding natural, organically produced raw ingredients was a challenge. Inge Stamm’s pioneering work paved the way for the development – and modern understanding – of natural cosmetics.
Since 2013, environmental activists Jörg von Kruse and Bernhard von Glasenapp have been driving i+m forwards.
In this spirit, 2014 saw the unveiling of the new product design, FAIR ORGANIC VEGAN: while ORGANIC and VEGAN reflect those company values that are already practised, FAIR stands for new goals and visions. The team began to implement these immediately: starting that year, i+m opened the first women’s refuge centre in the Republic of Zambia, began donating 40% of profits to charitable ecological-social projects, and introduced a new, comprehensive employee profit-sharing scheme. “And we’re still a long way away from exhausting the development potential of i+m NATURKOSMETIK BERLIN – the realisation and expansion of our values will continue to be a priority in the future.” Bernhard von Glasenapp